Report: 14.9 billion users have had personal data breached since 2004

June 15, 2022 | VentureBeat

According to a report by Surfshark, a total of 14.9 billion users have been breached since 2004, losing data such as email addresses, passwords and IP addresses. Researchers determined that the most breached countries over the past 18 years are the U.S. (2.3 billion breached users), Russia (2.2 billion), China (987 milliion), followed by Germany (427 million) and France (395 million). American and Russian accounts are breached way more often than in other countries, making up 30% of the total breaches worldwide.

Kaiser Permanente Discloses Data Breach at WA Health Plan, 69K Impacted

June 13, 2022 | Health IT Security

Kaiser Permanente notified 69,589 individuals of a data breach that occurred at the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington. According to a notice on its website, Kaiser Permanente discovered on April 5 that an unauthorized party had gained access to an employee’s emails.

Data breach at health care organization may affect 2 million

June 9, 2022 | ABC News

A digital attack on a Massachusetts-based health care organization may have compromised the personal information of as many as 2 million people, officials said. Shields Health Care Group Inc., which provides imaging and ambulatory surgical services at dozens of locations, said in a notice on its website Tuesday that data including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and medical or treatment details is among the information that may have been compromised.

8 More Orgs Added to Eye Care Leaders EMR Data Breach Tally

June 9, 2022 | Health IT Security

Eye Care Leaders, which offers an ophthalmology-specific EMR solution, experienced unauthorized access to its myCare Integrity system in December 2021. Since notifying impacted eye care practices on March 1, practices have begun notifying impacted individuals of the third-party breach, which impacted at least 16 known organizations and upwards of 583,700 individuals.

Illuminate Education data breach now reported in Los Angeles schools, too

June 7, 2022 | K-12 Dive

The LAUSD notification regarding the data breach at Illuminate Education, a California-based company that provides software to track grades and attendance, means the top three largest school districts in the nation — Chicago, NYC and Los Angeles — have all recently been impacted by vendor-related data breaches.

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